The development of excessive and overly large male breast is called Gynecomastia. The cause of this can be due to several factors such as heredity, weight gain, hormonal changes or certain drugs or medications. The use of anabolic steroids is a common cause. Men become self- conscious and avoid exposing their chest. Gynecomastia surgery removes the excessively large and protruding breast tissue and reshapes the breasts to a more masculine appearance. It helps to restore a man’s self- confidence. Since the surgery is done through a very small incision in the lower areola, men don’t have to tell anyone they have had the surgery.
Your Consultation with Dr. Williams
Dr. Williams feels that the most important part of the consultation is to listen to you and understand what you want to achieve. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will discuss with you and explain the procedure and your expected results. Each of the possible options for the surgery will also be explained. Depending upon your goals, alternatives, as well as additional procedures, may be recommended. The goal is for you to be fully informed so that you are confident that the choice you make is the right one to give you the result you want.
Candidates for Male Breast Surgery
- Men who don’t want to go to the beach, go swimming, or take off their shirt in the locker room at the gym or golf club.
- All men who are self-conscious about the appearance of their breasts
Male Breast Gynecomastia Surgery
The exact surgery will depend upon the size of the breasts and the reason for the enlargement. If this is at least in part due to excessive adiposity then a combined procedure of Liposuction and excision of breast tissue is done. Dr. Williams performs the new Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to remove the fat and sculpture the chest. After completion of the Liposuction removal of the excessive breast tissue is done. The removal of the breast tissue is done through a small incision in the lower portion of the areola. A drain may be placed to prevent blood or fluid accumulation beneath the skin.
Recovery from Male Breast Gynecomastia Surgery
Since skin Glu is placed to seal the incisions the patient can shower the next day. A compression chest garment is placed at the time of surgery. This helps to reduce swelling and allow the skin to re-drape to the new shape and contour. This is worn for about 3-4 weeks. If a drain is placed this is removed about 2-3 days after surgery. The patient can resume normal activity the next day, but avoid physical activity like going to the gym and working out for about 4 weeks.
Planning Your Procedure
The procedure is performed at the Plastic Surgery Center. This is performed in a nationally accredited (AAAASF) surgical facility. This ensures that the surgery is done in complete privacy and that it is done with the highest quality of patient safety standards for ambulatory surgery. Prior to surgery, all cases are reviewed in conjunction with Dr. Williams and Anesthesia. Depending upon your present health and the type of procedure planned it may be necessary to have lab work done prior to surgery.
Dr. Williams will discuss with you and give you instructions for before and after your surgery. The surgery is outpatient surgery. That means that you will be able to go home after the surgery. It will be necessary for you to have a caregiver with you for 24 hours after your surgery. This is to ensure your safety and that all necessary post-operative instruction are followed. If you do not have a caregiver, arrangements can be made for this. Dr. Williams understands that patients and their caregivers often have anxiety, concerns, and questions after surgery. Dr. Williams is always available 24 hours a day to respond to you. Every effort is made throughout to make certain that you have a great experience and that you obtain your best possible desired result.